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Review: Savory Spinach Crepes

Vegan spinach pancakes with creamy fava bean sauce

Review of Savory Spinach Crepes with a vegan Alfredo sauce and fava beans.

Review: Vegan buckwheat waffles

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This is our new favorite waffle recipe. Madhuram from Eggless Cooking posted a really delicious waffle recipe that is even gluten free as well as vegan. We wanted a savory waffle this time so used her suggestions at the bottom of the page. I made the version using AP flour as well as cornmeal and […]

Review: Red Cabbage Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Red cabbage salad with avocado, grapes, pistachios  and  a poppy seed dressing.

What a great salad this was, and so lovely – the purple and green. It is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. We used a small red onion finely chopped instead of the onion juice, otherwise, we made the recipe as directed. We found this recipe at the Big Oven site. It was originally […]

Review: Beechnut topping over rice pudding

Beechnut topping over Rice Pudding

This was a delicious treat we enjoyed today as a mid-day snack. We found it on the SpoonSense food blog, created by Sabine. We often enjoy rice pudding, but this was the first time with a nut topping. It was really delicious. Our beechnut tree has had many nuts this year and I was excited […]

Review: Pasta Man-Salad (Malad) With Peanut Butter Dressing

Pasta Salad with a peanut butter dressing

Howie and Dave have created a really good salad, they call it a Man-Salad or Malad. It’s a large mixed salad with pasta and an Asian inspired peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious, filling and hearty salad. I really appreciated it today (even though I am not a man). I am active, riding my bike […]

Review: Banana Crumb Muffins with Fresh Pineapple and Coconut

Banana Crumb Muffins w/ Fresh Pineapple & Coconut

We’ve recently come across a beautiful cooking blog called The Café Sucré Farine. Chris is the cook, and her husband Scott takes beautiful photos of her creations. All of the recipes are inspiring to convert to being vegan. Coming from Florida I often yearn for tropical flavors, so this recipe attracted my eye. It was […]

Review: BBQ Chinese Fireball Faux-Dragon Ribs

Yuba Barbecue Ribs

Ainslie of the everyone is vegan blog has created an interesting recipe using yuba sticks. This was our first experience eating yuba sticks, a product made from soybeans. We made our own version of Chinese 3 spices barbecue sauce including rhubarb, therefor giving it a sweet and spicy flavor. We enjoyed the meal on white […]

Review: Yoghurt & Fava Bean Soup

Yogurt & Fava Bean Soup

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a very creative chef living in London. His creations, are not vegetarian, but some can be adapted to be vegan. This soup was contributed as a seasonal recipe to the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show at Hampton Court Palace. Since fava beans are one of our favorite beans, I adapted the recipe. […]

Review: Healthy Vegan Asian Broccoli Salad

Asian Broccoli Salad

What a great salad this is on Earth Day. We found it at Fo Reals Life. It particularly makes are really good winter salad, giving lots of roughage that we don’t often get over the winter months. We used a few almond flakes as garnish instead of sesame, otherwise we followed the easy instructions of […]

Review: Blushing Beet Pierogi

Blushing Beet Pierogi

Hannah Kaminsky of the Bittersweet blog has written 4 very successful vegan cookbooks. She is an inventive cook and an inspiration to all of us. This recipe is delicious. It may sound a bit strange with the sauerkraut, but it tastes really great. The beginning of spring is a difficult time to find fresh food […]

Review: Aunt Mary’s Tailgating Coleslaw

Tailgating Coleslaw

Amy of the Your Southern Peach blog has posted a delicious coleslaw recipe from her aunt Mary. Being a Southern Peach myself, I am always drawn to recipe blogs from others born and raised in the South. Even though as a vegan, there are many recipes that need to be adapted, this was not one.  It […]

Review: Cheesy Parsnip Spread

Cheesy Parsnip Spread

Gena at has developed an brilliant spread/dip. We really enjoy the flavor of parsnips and are often disappointed when mixed in a soup, the parsnip flavor is lost. This recipe for a cheesy parsnip spread offers that salty, cheesy flavor that vegans are used to and yet the lovely sweetness of the parsnips still […]

Review: Apple and Roasted Parsnip Soup

Apple Parsnip Soup

We enjoyed a very nice soup today that we found at the site of Aussie Apples. This is a great winter soup. We kept it on the thick side as we wanted to serve it in wholegrain bread bowls made from hard rolls. We used our own home grown organic  apples and parsnips and a leek […]

Review: Sklandrausis – Latvian Vegetable Tart


We’ve been wanting to make some Eastern-European recipes to enjoy while watching the Winter Olympics, and came across this recipe for Latvian Vegetable Tarts known as Sklandrausis. They’re very tasty, and we really liked the rye crust. They have a layer of mashed potatoes topped with a sweet carrot puree. The recipe was easy to […]

Review: The Best-Ever Chocoholics “Cheesecake”

Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Coulis

Miriam of the mouthwatering vegan food blog had posted this delicious recipe back in 2011. I’ve been meaning to get around to making a vegan chocolate cheesecake for a long time. I was very pleased with this recipe. It does not taste at all “tofu-ish” and did not have that “grainy” consistency that some tofu […]

Review: Fall Soup – Turnip and Carrot Soup

Sweet Turnip and Carrot Soup

Trish of the In fine balance blog has created a very tasty fall/winter soup. It’s thick, filling, healthy and full of flavor. We just harvested the last of our turnips and were looking forward to making this soup. It is easy to make and the instructions are easy to follow. If you have some turnips […]

Review: Roast Parsley Root and Lady Apples

Root parsley

This is the first year we have grown parsley root in our garden and we are looking forward to growing more next season. It is an easy vegetable to grow. It’s rather like carrots in a way as it needs to be thinned out. It has a mild parsley like flavor and is very white, […]

Review: Pineapple Macadamia Slaw

Pineapple Hazelnut Slaw - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

We spotted this great recipe created by Christin of the spicy souther kitchen blog. What a delicious salad. We really enjoyed this on a hot summer’s night. We have often had pineapple slaw, but the addition of the nuts, jalapeños and coconut really made a difference. I would also suggest you toast the nuts and […]

Review: Peach and Red Currant Smoothie

Peach and Redcurrant Smoothie

Our red currants are ripening up now so we have been searching for new recipes to enjoy them with and found this Red Currant & Peach Smoothie on This was a delicious, refreshing and healthy smoothie that we enjoyed today. We made it vegan by using agave instead of honey.

Review: Kohlrabi, carrot and radish salad

Crunchy Kohlrabi, Carrot and Radish Salad

Yotam Ottolenghi is a very famous chef in today’s world. Some of his recipes are often found on the Guardian website under “life and style“. We enjoyed this salad a lot. The dressing is very nice especially using lime. Kohlrabi is one of our favorite vegetables, and we have a lot growing in our garden. […]

Review: Chickpea Walnut Patties

Chickpea Walnut Patties

Adriana of  Vegan Magic has come up with a really tasty burger that is so simple to make. We really enjoyed these tonight for dinner. They had a nice spiciness, lots of flavor, and a nice crunch from the walnuts.  We enjoyed them as patties, but they’d be great on a bun. or rolled into […]

Review: Roasted Radish, Dried Fruit, and Pistachio Salad

Roasted Radish, Dried Fruit, and Pistachio Salad. Click here to license the image from Stocksy.

Roasted radishes, what a surprise! They are delicious. Mild and nutty with a bot of a crunch still. Migle of My Kitchen Affair has posted a really amazing salad. Filled with contrasting, complimenting flavors and textures. This is a really delicious salad, and very easy to make. The dressing is a very important part of […]

Review: Quinoa and Kale Patties

Quinoa and Kale Patties

The recipe for Quinoa and Kale Patties comes from Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Super Natural Every Day. The price of the book has recently been lowered to $13.00. Although not vegan, Heidi does cook very healthy recipes with natural ingredients. This recipe was very tasty and simple to make it vegan by substituting the eggs, and using […]

Review: Potted giant beans with mixed vegetables

Giant Beans with Winter Vegetables

We found a new food blog that we quite enjoy: Amateur cook professional eater. Even though the recipes are not vegan, there are many that are, and most are quite healthy as well. It’s a Greek food blog. Often simple folk recipes are vegan, or at least easy to adapt. The Greeks are really god […]